NEIGHBORHOODS & COMMUNITIES
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Ditrict of Columbia
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Above info is provided by the Washington DC Economic Partnership. Click here for full Neighborhoods Profiles 2020 edition.
2 Adams Morgan
4 Barracks Row
5 Barry Farm
6 Bellevue / South Capitol
7 Benning Road / East Capitol Street
9 Capitol Hill
10 Capitol Riverfront
11 Central 14th Street / Colorado Triangle
12 Central 14th Street / Spring Road
13 Central 14th Street / WMATA North. Bus Barn
14 Chevy Chase / Friendship Heights
15 Cleveland Park
16 Columbia Heights
17 Congress Heights / Saint Elizabeths
19 Downtown DC
20 Dupont Circle
21 East Capitol Street / Capitol Gateway
22 Fort Lincoln / Dakota Crossing
23 Fort Totten / Riggs Park
25 Georgia Avenue / Brightwood
26 Georgia Avenue / Walter Reed
27 Glover Park
28 Golden Triangle
29 H Street NE
30 Hillcrest / Skyland
31 Howard University / Pleasant Plains
32 Kennedy Street
33 Lincoln Heights / Richardson Dwellings
34 Minnesota & Benning
35 Mount Pleasant
36 Mount Vernon Triangle
37 New York Avenue / Ivy City
39 North Capitol
40 Northwest One
41 Park Morton
42 Parkside / Kenilworth
43 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
44 Petworth / Park View
45 Rhode Island Ave, NE / Brentwood
46 Rhode Island Ave, NE / Woodridge
48 Southwest Waterfront
51 Union Market
52 Van Ness
53 West End / Foggy Bottom
54 Woodley Park
55 The Wharf
Bethesda, MD, located just outside of Washington, DC in Montgomery County, MD, is a vibrant urban destination for shopping, dining and artistic and cultural events. It is home to condos and single family homes, as well as corporate headquarters like Marriott.
The best-known part of Bethesda - East-West Highway, Georgetown Road, and Wisconsin Avenue or the shopping area near Woodmont Triangle – is actually only a small part of the neighborhood. Much of Bethesda is occupied by residential areas like Woodburn, Whitehall Manor, and Woodhaven. Bethesda is bounded on the north by I-495 and on the south by the District/Maryland line at Western Avenue. On the west, Bethesda is bounded by the curve of I-495 and Cabin John Parkway, Massachusetts Avenue, and Sagamore Road.
Bethesda is home to meandering streets lined with large estates and single-family. Like many affluent DC suburbs, older homes are being replaced by new-construction homes. More and more condo developments have also sprouted up in the last decade.
Fun Things To Do in Bethesda
Explore Woodmont Triangle. A major entertainment area, Woodmont Triangle is home to Imagination Stage (great for all ages), Big Planet Comics, and a plethora of trendy bars and restaurants.
Shop, eat, and people-watch at Bethesda Row. The more familiar entertainment district in the neighborhood’s downtown, Bethesda Row highlights include the Apple Store, the Bethesda Bagels, Jeni's Ice Cream, and Bethesda Row Cinema's independent film scene.
See a concert at Strathmore. Strathmore features a beautiful wood-paneled concert hall that hosts local and international talent.
Walk or bike the Capital Crescent trail. The Capital Crescent Trail offers a peaceful path along which you can stroll to grab food in one direction, or immerse yourself in nature in the other. It connects to the Georgetown Waterfront and Silver Spring.
Grab A Late-Night (or Anytime) Bite at the Tastee Diner. Open 24/7, Tastee Diner has been serving hungry patrons since 1935. Enjoy breakfast at any time of the day.
Downtown Bethesda is quite walkable, with the metro station and the free circulator bus. Moving westward, Bethesda requires a car or patience with MetroBus. Metrobus routes, including the T2, the 32, and the 39, carry commuters into the neighborhood’s residential areas along main routes like River Road, Whittier Boulevard, and Wilson Lane. Many commuters travel via the Capital Crescent Trail and bike all the way to Georgetown.
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Potomac, MD is home to some of the DC area's elite. Often ranked in the top 10 in affluence and education attainment by national media, Potomac is known for large green lawns and stately homes. Not all of the area's homes are mansions; there are plenty of ramblers and split level ranch homes. And while many homes sell for multi-millions, you can still find homes for sale there for under a million. Potomac’s friendly and serene character is prominent; it's close to many natural parks and preserves, including Great Falls park along the Potomac River, Scotts Run Nature Preserve, and Cabin John Park. Country clubs and golf courses abound.
Restaurants, Retail, and Entertainment
Potomac Village isn't a foodie's heaven, but it offers retail and restaurants that suffice for residents' everyday needs, including two grocery stores, a couple of drugstores, a few banks, an ACE Hardware, a dry cleaners, a fish market, an eyeglasses shop, and a Starbucks.
Things To Do
Hike Great Falls Park and The Billy Goat Trail
Tour The Local Country Clubs (as a guest)
People Watch from Starbucks in Potomac Village
You can't get around without a car, unless you're sticking to River Road, the transportation spine which offers a bus route, or another main artery. The "closest" Metro is the Rockville station (Red Line), but that’s more than five miles away. River Road, Clara Barton Parkway, and Democracy Boulevard transport commuters to points east and south.
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Chevy Chase, MD
Chevy Chase, MD has green lawns, high-priced homes and offers an escape from the noisy city, but is still within close driving distance of downtown DC and its amenities. With some parts of Chevy Chase, MD bordering downtown Bethesda and Friendship Heights, which has grown immensely in recent years, the neighborhood itself remains quiet and peaceful. Residents describe it as great for all ages and walkable. Chevy Chase, MD includes Chevy Chase Village and the town of Chevy Chase, as well as Section Three, Section Five, and the village of Martin’s Additions, among other sections. It has quiet residential streets lined with colonials, bungalows, and Tudors, homes that would fit into just about any upscale suburb in the country.
Restaurant and Retail
Retail and restaurant options are limited to a small strip offering 1950s-era amenities. A small section of Brookville Road serves as the center of the village of Martin’s Additions and includes a market, a drug store, a barbershop, and the Olympia Coffeeshop. Friendship Heights is located on the southern border, though not within walking distance of most of Chevy Chase, and offers restaurants, upscale shops, movie theater, and a Whole Foods. Also on the southern border, across the border into DC on Connecticut Avenue, is Chevy Chase, DC, which has a few restaurants, a market, and the Avalon movie theater.
Downtown DC is a 20-minute drive to south. Most residents commute by car, often via Connecticut Ave or Rock Creek Parkway. Bethesda and Friendship Heights are only walking distance for a small minority of residents, as are Bethesda Metro Station and Friendship Heights (Red Line). Buses shuttle commuters up and down Wisconsin Ave and Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase is close to I-495 (Beltway).
For better or for worse, Chevy Chase has quiet streets, expensive homes, is home to residents of all ages and familial statuses, and mostly lacks retail and restaurant amenities and the hustle and bustle or more urban neighborhoods in the region.
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Takoma Park, MD
The City of Takoma Park, MD (which borders - but is distinct from - Takoma, DC) has historically been more progressive culturally and in terms of governance, often known as DC's hippie and tree-hugging enclave. Contributing to this reputation are the city’s nuclear-free zone ordinance, water bottle ban, corn silo, neighborhood food co-op, and the medical marijuana dispensary just across the state border on the DC side. Takoma Park values individuality, with many residents choosing to express themselves through bright colors and lawn decorations. Takoma Park has tremendous architectural diversity, sporting 19th century Victorians, craftsman Colonials, bungalows from the 1920s, Cape Cods, American foursquares, farmhouses, and more. The neighborhood has become more popular in recent years, spurred in part by new restaurants and residential developments, with housing prices increasing accordingly.
Restaurants, Retail, and Entertainment
Takoma Park's main retail and restaurant strip is on Carol Avenue, dotted with popular neighborhood haunts like Republic, Mark's Kitchen, Capital City Cheesecake, and (relative) newcomers Busboys & Poets and Spring Mill Bread Co. Takoma Park also offers staples like the Takoma Park Silver Spring food co-op, an Ace Hardware, vintage clothing stores, yoga studios, a bike shop, and an auto mechanic.
Things To Do
Take a Photo with Roscoe The Rooster
Browse The Offerings at the Takoma Park Farmers Market
- Take A Tap Dance Lesson at Knock On Wood Studio
- Stroll Along Sligo Creek
From its inception, even before incorporating as a City in Montgomery County, Takoma Park has been a rail commuting suburb. Takoma Metro station is on the Red Line, taking commuters north as far as Glenmont and South to Union Station before traversing through DC and up to Shady Grove back in Montgomery County, MD. Takoma Park is close to I-495, and Georgia Ave is a major thoroughfare connecting Takoma Park with downtown DC.
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